Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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Episode 392 with Amy Burns on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. Twitter: @ awillis2.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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Lindsay Fell on episode 395 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I currently teach elementary art at Parkway Elementary in the Bryant School District in Arkansas. Twitter: @ fell_lindsay.

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Steve Floyd on episode 249 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates? You just realized, “Perhaps we’re underestimating the abilities of our elementary kids.”.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Sam Patterson on episode 201 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. Why code in the elementary grades? So, Sam, why do we even want to code in the elementary grades? When I first heard about coding in the elementary grades, I was really put off by it.

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

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Lee Graham on Episode 569 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Lee Graham is working with teachers to teach them principles of game-based learning to teach writing. Blended Learning and E-Learning Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Thought Leader Thursday Web Tools Writing

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

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Michael Cohen "The Tech Rabbi" and author of Education by Design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. Blog: www.thetechrabbi.com Twitter: @thetechrabbi Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.”

Minecraft in the Classroom

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Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s tons of information on there, and if you want to know anything about it, please feel free to reach out to me on social media, through Twitter or my e-mail address. Twitter: @ Techjeff09. Are you studying Mars? Why not let students go live there?

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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Catherine Davis-Hayes on episode 153 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Former secretary of education, William Bennett, says, “An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul. Cathy Davis Hayes is an elementary art teacher at Oakland Beach Elementary School in Warwick.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

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Product Review: Features, Lesson Plan Ideas, and Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Adobe Premiere Rush is a simple to use video creation tool that includes powerful camera features, video editing, and publishing features.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies. For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Now, using 3DBear , I’m able to offer students a classroom where they can create and share. Also, I’m able to easily assess and share their work in AR.

Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer. Website Twitter The post Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE)

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The top Monday Motivation episode of 2018 so far with John Spencer 276 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. John Spencer, coauthor of two different best-selling books, Launch and Empower , talks about the creativity (and test score) boosts his classes experienced when he began Maker Mondays.

How to Create in AR and VR

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jaime Donally talks about all the ways kids can create and make inside Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom. Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community.

Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

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Taylor Ryan on Episode 577 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Administrators All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Inquiry Based Learning Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers

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iPads in Kindergarten

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Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen on episode 512 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom. Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom.

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How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. Augmented Reality Blended Learning and E-Learning Classroom Management Computer Science Teachers Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Free Resources Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Librarians Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Technology Tools Web Tools

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

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Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. Help Your Students Enter the U.S. In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects. The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is the perfect contest for classrooms across the United States. Specifically, this art contest combines design thinking and the arts.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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Lindsey Danhoff on episode 308 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As a change maker herself, she is passionately co-leading a grassroots movement in order to spark a systemic cultural shift towards an innovative model of education. Currently, she teaches and learns in a first grade classroom at Evening Street Elementary in Worthington, Ohio. Twitter: @LindseyDanhoff.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

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Inside Virtual Reality and Predictions for the Future From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Special Needs Teachers Teachers Windows-PC

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

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Pam Moran on episode 236 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I was a science educator, so I’m pretty comfortable and confident using technologies of all kinds, although the kids have really surpassed me when we start to get some of the newer tools that their using, particularly as part of their Maker Work. Twitter: @pammoran.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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Pam Moran on episode 246 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I hope that we will continue to connect on Twitter and around there. A key component of the division’s project-based instructional model is its maker curriculum, which has been the subject of presentations by division educators around the country, including at the White House. Twitter: @pammoran.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Here’s a class library for an elementary classroom. From my high school classroom to this elementary classroom. All Grades All Subjects Assessment Chromebooks College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

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Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter: @santhawalters. Drones Edtech Tool Tuesday Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning STEM Students Teachers Tools Writing

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

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Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter: @joebjr. Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class. Learn practical tips and ideas from Joe Brennan for making movies in the classroom. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers.

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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Micah Brown on episode 237 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter is just as easy as posting a picture of your students’ Valentine. Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space. in Elementary Education. Twitter: @mbrownedtech.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

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Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter: @llacrosse. Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation iPads IT Coaches and Directors Mac Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

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Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle is @ mrpiercEy … donniepiercey.com ). Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Sponsor: Owl Eyes. Owl Eyes has hundreds of free ebooks — the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, and all of Shakespeare’s work.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

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Pam Moran on episode 241 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I was over in one of the elementary schools the other day, and three years ago we were all in awe and kind of gaga about a high school student who was all in with drones, and sort of building and flying, and learning about aviation and drones with his high school peers. Twitter: @pammoran.

Holistic Learning: Where Students Work Problems That Matter

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A Global Search for Education Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Administrators All Grades All Subjects College (aged 18+) Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Social Emotional Learning Society and Ethics Students Teachers

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

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Jacqui Murray on episode 235 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Another one I really like is this 140-character novel in Twitter. Tip #3: Twitter Novels. Kids love Twitter. Now they can do 280 characters, but synthesize it down to a Twitter post. They’re still writing, because it’s Twitter. And they love Twitter! Twitter: @askatechteacher.

Different Schools for a Different World

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Scott McLeod on episode 189 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We saw some movement in the 80’s and 90’s around portfolio development, around performance assessment, and other sorts of indicators of authentic work. I think we’re starting to make some movements in this direction. Twitter: @mcleod.

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

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Meg Ormiston on episode 270 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How many poster boards must die from these elementary years? Twitter: @megormi. 5 Idea Friday Administrators All Subjects Digital Filmmaking Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

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Doug Green on episode 284 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. After teaching chemistry, physics, and computer science, I became an administrator for the next 30 years with experience at the secondary, central office, and elementary levels. In 2006 I gave up my job as an elementary principal to care for my wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease. Twitter: @DrDougGreen.

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

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Aaron Maurer on episode 140 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter: @ coffeechugbooks. 5 Idea Friday Computer Science Teachers Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Math Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Teachers Technology

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

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Episode 262 with Aditya Batura From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vicki: We’re also talking about teaching kids in elementary, middle, and high school. Twitter: @ohpotatopirates. Teaching kids to code starts with helping them understand the concepts behind coding before you get into syntax. Aditya Batura, Programmer and Entrepreneur, talks today about the concept behind helping every student understand computational thinking.